Erik Jones raced with heavy heart after revealing death of his father

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Erik Jones raced with a heavy heart in Saturday’s Menards 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race, grieving the loss of his father, Dave, who passed away Tuesday after a battle with cancer.

The younger Jones, who finished fourth at Michigan International Speedway, honored his father by removing his own name above the driver side door and replaced it with “Dave.”

Erik Jones also tweeted just before Saturday’s race a touching tribute to his late father.

Here are some other tweets honoring the late Dave Jones: